COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides the opportunity for advanced study in leadership with qualified mentor.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

A detailed consideration of God’s and Israel’s mission, as portrayed in the Old Testament and as understood within the geographical, historical, religious, philosophical and political climate of that time. This course may be taken as a substitution for the BS 515 Introduction to the Old Testament Studies requirement, and as a practical theology elective in Mission and Intercultural studies.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course gives an examination of key methodological principles and approaches to interpreting Scripture in the past and in the present. The historical, literary and theological aspects involved in the process of studying, interpreting and applying the Scripture will be presented and integrated into a biblical theology perspective. The center of this theology is Jesus Christ who is both the subject matter and the model Spirit-led interpreter of the inspired Scripture. Special focus is made on the particular issues relating to the authorial intent, literal sense, different genres of literature in the Bible as well as on the interpretation of the Old Testament texts in the New Testament. The course invites students to reflect on the role of tradition and identity of the interpreting community that attempts to incarnate the unchanging Gospel message in the fast changing cultures of the world in light of the Kingdom coming. Practical experience in interpretation and hermeneutics is provided.

COURSE DESCRIPTION The course provides a general introduction to the method and relevancy of systematic theology. Special attention will be given to the meaning of theology for practical ministries. The course focuses on the teaching of man and salvation. It deals with the re-lation between God and man. Our human identity as God’s creatures is encapsulated in three elements: we are the good creation of God, we are marred through the fall into sin, and we are restored through God’s redemptive work.